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U.S. Small Business Administration Announced the Launch of the 2022 T.H.R.I.V.E. Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2022 T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program for executives of small businesses to increase their growth opportunities. Recruitment for the 2022 training cycle is currently underway. Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply and class schedules at SBATHRIVE. The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business leaders a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through targeted training. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined revolutionizes the rich history of executive-level training for small businesses poised for growth.

This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring and classroom time. The 2022 cohorts run from July 5 through December 16. Training includes 33 hours of core online learning and 11 in‑person live sessions over six months. Anticipate 100 total hours of combined learning, homework, and coaching/mentoring time. The format promotes an eco-system of business connections among business peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Over 5,000 small business owners around the country have completed the program. 


The only cost is your time and commitment to complete the curriculum over the course of six months. All other costs are covered by SBA.

Program eligibility criteria:

  • In business for at least 3 years 
  • Annual revenue between $250,000 and $10,000,000
  • At least one full time employee besides the owner
  • Interested in growth
  • Attend the 13 workshops and seven mentoring sessions
  • Complete required homework and group assignments

Program Highlights

  • Customized training for “C” (CEO, COO, etc.) level executives with demonstrated business sustainability of at least 3 years in business and annual revenue of at least $250K 
  • Self-paced instruction with demonstrated business sustainability
  • A hybrid model that includes virtual and classroom sessions
  • Micro-sessions customized for small businesses’ unique needs
  • A three-year strategic growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets to access the support and resources necessary to move forward
  • Includes 100 + hours of professional specialized training and peer-to-peer counseling delivered over the course of six months
  • The cohort runs July 15th-December 15th, 2022
  • Specialized areas of training include:
    • Growth Strategies Plan
    • Financing and Access to Capital
    • Government Contracting
    • CEO Mentoring

Application Period is now:  T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined (

Boise District Point of Contact:  Irene Gonzalez,  208-334-1673

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